Leaders warn of robocalls intended to scare away voters

Northeast

HARRISBURG, Pa. (NewsNation Now) — Robocalls are nothing new but state leaders in Pennsylvania are warning about one particular robocall they said is spreading lies to scare off voters.

“If you vote by mail your personal information will be part of a public database that will be used by police departments to track down old warrants and be used by credit card companies to collect outstanding debt.”

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Pennsylvania’s Attorney General said this information is completely false and that these calls are an effort to scare people and sow doubt in the election process, NewsNation affiliate WHTM-TV reported. AG Josh Shapiro has a message to voters: “drown out the noise.”

“Use their common sense and go to the polls, whether through the mail or showing up on Election Day,” Shapiro said. “Select the candidate that you best believe in for the races that are important to you.”

Not only are the calls misleading, but they’re also a crime, and his office is working with law enforcement at state and federal levels to find out who is behind the calls.

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